Kurdish Trials of British Foreign Fighters: Legal Implications

Kurdish Trials of British Foreign Fighters: Legal Implications
5 April 2019, 12.30pm - 1.45pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


Title: Kurdish Trials of British Foreign Fighters: Legal Implications

Speaker: Professor René Provost, Ad.E., McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada.

Chair: Professor Carl Stychin, Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Professor René Provost, Ad. E.,teaches and conducts research in public international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, legal theory and legal anthropology. He is particularly interested in human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and the intersection of law and culture. In September 2015, he was awarded a fellowship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for his research project that aims to explore the possibility of convincing armed, non-state groups to apply justice by respecting minimum standards of international humanitarian law in conflict zones.

He is the author of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Cambridge University Press, 2002), the editor of State Responsibility in International Law (Ashgate/Dartmouth, 2002) and Mapping the Boundaries of Belonging: Law Between Religious Revival and Post-Multiculturalism (Oxford university Press, forthcoming), and co-editor of International Law Chiefly As Applied and Interpreted in Canada (Emond Mongtgomery, 2006), Confronting Genocide (Springer Verlag, 2011), and Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (Springer Verlag, 2013). Professor Provost served as Law Clerk to Justice L'Heureux-Dubé of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the President of the Société québécoise de droit international from 2002 to 2006. Professor Provost was the founding Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism from 2005 to 2010.

Professor Provost is currently the principal investigator for the Centaur Jurisprudence Project, an interdisciplinary research team in law and anthropology that explores the ways in which the concept of culture is transformed by its consideration through different legal processes. Professor Provost seeks to apply to international law the insights of legal pluralism, with particular attention to the normative implications of this perspective for non-state actors.

Professor Provost was awarded the Barreau du Québec's Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) distinction in 2017.

This seminar is free but advance booking is required.


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